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NASA tests plant-based biofuel in jets

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2013

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) researchers recently concluded a series of test flights in California to study the effects of

United Airlines flies first biofuel-powered U.S. commercial flight

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2011

A United Airline’s Boeing 737-800 has become the first American commercial passenger jet to fly using advanced biofuels, following by just four months its approval by international aviation regulators

ASTM International approval of renewable jet fuels leads to commercial trials

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2011

After ASTM International approved the commercial use of biofuels for aviation, several carriers reportedly began commercial trials, mixing the renewable jet fuels, made from natural plant oils and animal fat, with conventional kerosene

Commercial airlines receive preliminary approval to use bio-based fuel

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Global, USA
  • -
  • June 16 2011

The ASTM International Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants has reportedly given preliminary approval to the use by airlines of a new jet fuel that blends traditional fuel with biofuel from organic waste and inedible plants